Thanksgiving Activities for Teens, Mini Unit, BUNDLE

Thanksgiving Activities for Teens, Mini Unit, BUNDLE
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  1. This informational text lesson for Thanksgiving is ready-to-go to engage your high school students this November. With leveled texts, standards-based questions, creative activity, and a text-based writing prompt, your students will be engaged, informed, and ready to debate! Student Experience: The
  2. This poetry and info text paired lesson for Thanksgiving is designed to spark a deep discussion and analysis of poetry with your high school students. With an easy-to-prep format for you, and standards-based, text-based activities for students Student Experience: Students will explore the idea of
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If you are looking for quick and easy activities that you can use in November to keep your middle and high school students on task and engaged, then look no more! Every lesson, designed to add rigor and meaning to Thanksgiving, is standards-based, classroom-tested, rigorous, and grade level appropriate for high school level ELA students. This pack includes up to 2 weeks of materials depending on your class periods and how you use what's included.

Surviving Thanksgiving Gratitude-Themed Pack Includes:

-- Dinner or Deals Hot Topics Info Text Lesson

-- Entitlement or Gratitude Poetry Lesson

-- a movie viewing pack for The Blind Side. Movie not included.

--BONUS: Five gratitude quotes with writing prompts, which are excellent for starters.

This pack will help you SURVIVE the holiday season while your students THRIVE!

Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:

♥ "This was an amazing lesson! It was perfect for those 2 days (Monday & Tuesday) before the Thanksgiving holiday. it was relevant, informative and spawned a terrific classroom discussion. will definitely be a tool I use yearly; thank you!"

♥ "Perfect for the 2 days before Thanksgiving. I will be using this lesson each year. Excellent resource!"

♥ "My middle school students became very passionate about this topic. Great way to keep kids engaged before Thanksgiving Break."

♥ "My high school students enjoyed it. It was great to be able to do something of substance right before the holiday!"

♥ "A great activity right before Thanksgiving Break. Gave my high school students a chance to consider their culture as it relates to tradition, value, etc."

♥ "This definitely got us through the last few days before Thanksgiving break!"

♥ "I was looking for something to engage students on those days before Thanksgiving break and used this with the idea of the American Dream. This was great!!"

♥ "Used in a HS reading right before Thanksgiving break, and kids were engaged. Made lots of self connections to the articles. Thanks!"

♥ "Looking forward to using this with my freshmen next year just before Thanksgiving. We already write formal letters of gratitude to previous teachers, but adding this will make a solid unit on what it means to truly be grateful. Thanks for sharing!"

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Terms of Use: Please one classroom use only. Not to be shared online without proper security. Additional licenses sold at a discount at checkout. **Images and art are documented on credits page in download.

Updated 2019

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Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
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50 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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